Philip Nyhus is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Colby College.
His scholarship is interdisciplinary, straddling the natural and social sciences. He has
particular interest and expertise in tiger conservation, human-wildlife conflict, the
human dimension of large mammal conservation, GIS, interdisciplinary approaches to
wildlife risk assessment, and environmental policy. 

1. Tigers

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A postulate for tiger recovery: the case of the Caspian Tiger (with Carlos A. Driscoll, I Chestin, H Jungius, Y Darman, E Dinerstein, J Seidensticker, J Sanderson, S Christie, S J. Luo, M Shrestha, Y Zhuravlev, O Uphyrkina, Y V. Jhala, S P. Yadav, D G. Pikunov, N Yamaguchi, D E. Wildt, J D. Smith, Marker, R Tilson, D W. Macdonald, and S J. O'Brien), Journal of Threatened Taxa (2012)

Recent genetic analysis has shown that the extinct Caspian Tiger (P. t. virgata) and the...

 

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Quite a year and new life for Panthera tigris: The St. Petersburg Declaration and the future of wild tigers (with Lisa Ann Tekancic), Journal of the Wildcat Conservation Legal Aid Society (2010)
 

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Tigers of the World: The Biology, Politics, and Conservation of Panthera tigris (2nd edition) (with Ronald L. Tilson) (2010)

The second edition of Tigers of the World explores tiger biology, ecology, conservation, management, and...

 

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Where the tiger Survives, biodiversity thrives (with Ronald Tilson), Kyoto Journal (2010)
 

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The Conservation Value of Tigers: Separating Science from Fiction (with Ron L. Tilson), Journal of the WildCat Legal Aid Society (2009)
 

2. Human-wildlife conflict

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A postulate for tiger recovery: the case of the Caspian Tiger (with Carlos A. Driscoll, I Chestin, H Jungius, Y Darman, E Dinerstein, J Seidensticker, J Sanderson, S Christie, S J. Luo, M Shrestha, Y Zhuravlev, O Uphyrkina, Y V. Jhala, S P. Yadav, D G. Pikunov, N Yamaguchi, D E. Wildt, J D. Smith, Marker, R Tilson, D W. Macdonald, and S J. O'Brien), Journal of Threatened Taxa (2012)

Recent genetic analysis has shown that the extinct Caspian Tiger (P. t. virgata) and the...

 

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The Conservation Value of Tigers: Separating Science from Fiction (with Ron L. Tilson), Journal of the WildCat Legal Aid Society (2009)
 

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The status and evolution of laws and policies regulating privately owned tigers in the United States (with Michael Ambrogi, Caitlin Dufraine, Alan Shoemaker, and Ronald L. Tilson), Journal of the WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society (2009)
 

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Bearing the costs of human-wildlife conflict: The challenges of compensation schemes (with Steve A. Osofsky, Paul Ferraro, H Fischer, and Francine Madden), People and Wildlife: Conflict or Coexistence? (2005)
 

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Agroforestry, elephants, and tigers: Balancing conservation theory and practice in human-dominated landscapes of Southeast Asia (with R L. Tilson), Agroforestry, Ecosystems, and the Environment (2004)

Large mammal populations theoretically are best conserved in landscapes where large protected areas are surrounded...

 

3. Conservation

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Metamodels for transdisciplinary analysis of wildlife population dynamics (with Robert C. Lacy, Philip S. Miller, J. P. Pollak, B. E. Raboy, and S. L. Zeigler), PLOS ONE (2013)

Wildlife population models have been criticized for their narrow disciplinary perspective when analyzing complexity in...

 

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A postulate for tiger recovery: the case of the Caspian Tiger (with Carlos A. Driscoll, I Chestin, H Jungius, Y Darman, E Dinerstein, J Seidensticker, J Sanderson, S Christie, S J. Luo, M Shrestha, Y Zhuravlev, O Uphyrkina, Y V. Jhala, S P. Yadav, D G. Pikunov, N Yamaguchi, D E. Wildt, J D. Smith, Marker, R Tilson, D W. Macdonald, and S J. O'Brien), Journal of Threatened Taxa (2012)

Recent genetic analysis has shown that the extinct Caspian Tiger (P. t. virgata) and the...

 

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Quite a year and new life for Panthera tigris: The St. Petersburg Declaration and the future of wild tigers (with Lisa Ann Tekancic), Journal of the Wildcat Conservation Legal Aid Society (2010)
 

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Where the tiger Survives, biodiversity thrives (with Ronald Tilson), Kyoto Journal (2010)
 

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The Conservation Value of Tigers: Separating Science from Fiction (with Ron L. Tilson), Journal of the WildCat Legal Aid Society (2009)
 

4. Undergraduate learning

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Tigers, Wolves, and Moose, Oh My: Challenges and opportunities for promoting undergraduate research in environmental studies with GIS (with F Russell Cole and David H. Firmage), Council of Undergraduate Research Quarterly (2007)
 

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Environmental studies: Interdisciplinary research on Maine lakes (with F Russell Cole, David H. Firmage, Daniel Tierney, Susan W. Cole, Raymond B. Phillips, and Edward H. Yeterian), Understanding Place: GIS and mapping across the curriculum (2007)
 

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Teaching Fellows: An Innovative Approach to Facilitate the Integration of Research and Education at Colby College (with F Russell Cole, David H. Firmage, and Edward H. Yeterian), Reinvigorating the Undergraduate Experience: Successful models supported by NSF's AIRE/RAIRE Program (2004)
 

5. Student research projects

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State of Maine's Environment 2010 (with Colby Environmental Policy Group) (2010)

The State of Maine's Environment is a regular series of reports written by senior environmental...

 

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State of Maine's Environment 2009 (with Colby Environmental Policy Group) (2009)

The State of Maine's Environment is a regular series of reports written by senior environmental...

 

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Atlas of Maine 2009 (with Colby College ES 212) (2009)
 

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